LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) - Some 3,000 people filled the stands of a northern Indiana high school's football stadium to remember a team player who died after collapsing during practice.
The memorial service at LaPorte High School on Sunday came four days after 17-year-old Jake West died from what doctors determined was an undiagnosed heart condition.
The LaPorte County Herald-Argus reports speakers at the service included West's older sister, football teammates, the team's head coach and ministers. Members from several other area high school football teams also attended.
Football team captain Michael Ash tells WNDU-TV that West was the most positive person anyone could meet.
West was a junior and played linebacker and lacrosse for the 1,900-student school about 25 miles west of South Bend.
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